President Obama met late this morning with his national security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan. While Press Secretary Robert Gibbs wouldn't go into much detail, the group, which does meet regularly to discuss the region, also discussed last week's failed Times Square bombing attempt by  Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad.  Gibbs characterized the conversation as an opportunity to discusses "where we were" on the investigation. 

The national security team met with the President for an hour and 15 minutes in the Situation Room, just a week before Mr Obama is to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Participants in today's closed meeting included:

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State

Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense

Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff

Ambassador Susan Rice, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations

General James L. Jones, National Security Advisor

Admiral Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence

Tom Donilon, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor

John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

James Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State

Michele Flournoy, Undersecretary of Defense Policy

Leon Panetta, CIA Director

Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator

Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (via videoconference)

General James E. Cartwright, USMC, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Anne Patterson, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan (via videoconference)

Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (via videoconference)

General David Petraeus, Commander, USCENTCOM

General Stanley McChrystal, Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)

Lieutenant General Douglas Lute, Special Assistant to the President for Afghanistan and Pakistan